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My theme this month is 26 of the Best Characters in Fiction.
August Flynn is a main character in This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab.
Violent acts create real monsters, and the worst of the violent acts creates a very special monster. August Flynn is one of them.
He’s a monster who can steal someone’s soul through music. He doesn’t want to be a monster; he wants to be a good person. But you can’t choose what you are; you can only choose how you act.
The whole book is wonderful, but it was the monsters created by violence that really grabbed me. Imagine a world where those acts have real, concrete effects. Imagine being what’s created by those violent acts.
Being a teenager is hard enough without knowing that you were created from something awful.
Technically young adult, the story is multilayered and meaningful. But if you decide to read it, be warned: the sequel doesn’t come out until this summer.